Artist Agent definition

An artist agent is a person hired to help an artist gain exposure for his artwork and to generate sales.  Agents receive up to 50% of an artist’s profits.  Therefore, it is important that the agent representing one’s artwork is chosen carefully and keeps one’s best interests in mind.  An agent should specialize in the type of artwork an artist creates.  It is also important that an agent has good referrals and gives one access to previous or current clients to learn how good the agent performs his/her job.  An artist and an artist agent sign a fair agent agreement to work together professionally.